Volunteer FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

World Renew DRS depends heavily on volunteers to fill a wide range of roles in the process of disaster recovery. 

Volunteers are needed for all services DRS provides and there are opportunities for anyone to get involved.

Who can volunteer?
Couples, individuals, and groups (church, school, family, businesses). Age requirement is generally high school age and up, but some roles or sites do have set ages.

Generally, it will be one to three weeks at a time depending on the assignment, location, and your schedule.

When can I volunteer?

You can volunteer throughout the year depending on what works for your schedule and what locations have openings. See this month's opportunity link at the top right of this page for the most timely opportunities. You are most welcome to contact World Renew DRS at 800-848-5818 or drs@worldrenew.net to talk about dates and locations.

Where can I volunteer?

  • Various locations across the United States and Canada as disasters occur. Visit worldrenew.net/volunteer to find an opportunity.

  • Sign up here to receive the monthly Opportunity Link to learn about the most timely opportunities. 

  • In the Byron Center, Michigan office and warehouse.

What skills are needed and what roles can I fill?

  • Click HERE for a summary of role responsibilities

  • All construction skill levels

  • Reconstruction and non-reconstruction roles

  • Clean up after a disaster

  • Equipment and vehicles

  • Cooks

  • Management/team leaders

  • Advocates/representatives

  • More

What can I expect when volunteering?

That depends on what role you are filling. See theVolunteer! section at worldrenew.net/aboutdrs for general information on each opportunity. 

Can I volunteer at home?

Yes, contact our office to talk about becoming an Area Representative.

How do I get started? Do I need to fill out an application?
Feel free to contact World Renew DRS at the contact information below or:

  1. If you would like to plan a short term mission trip for your church, school, family, etc, search for opportunities at worldrenew.net/volunteer. You will receive a customized application once your trip dates and location are finalized.

  2. If you would like to volunteer by yourself, with a friend or spouse (on a needs assessment, DRS managed reconstruction site, for rapid response), please fill out the Volunteer Application and send it in to our office.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-848-5818 or 616-965-2355 or email drs@worldrenew.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for your heart of service and we look forward to working together to share the love of Christ, rebuilding the hope and homes of disaster survivors.